Dana is told she must tutor another student.As she goes on about "moron jock" she will to tutor this time she discovers it's Rich;whom she loathes. But the first thing they learn is that opposites attract, and soon, to everyone's shock, sparks begin to fly.
Meanwhile, Carol and Frank, eager to be alone and away from the ever-present Jean-Luc, escape for a much needed romantic weekend, but find an unwelcome surprise awaiting them,Jean Luc.It's his birthday and he ends spending it alone after Carol and Frank explain to him they need some time alone themselves.
JT and Rich convince Frank that they're mature enough to drive down to Mexico. After traveling almost the whole way they finally discover that Dana has stode away in the back seat. After reaching the border town of Tejada, they end up in jail, when Rich gives all his money to Dana and they can't pay for the burritos they just ate. Dana's mouthing off to the officer over what she sees as him trying to take advantage of her, only makes things worse.
In the meantime, Carol has a bright idea. Frank should teach Jean-Luc how to drive. But for once he refuses and Carol takes her life in her own hands when she attempts to teach Jean-Luc herself.
JT accepts the hasty marriage proposal made by Michelle, a sexy French woman ten years his senior, but as Jean-Luc discovers that there are some serious hidden strings attached. Michelle as it turns out is about to lose her visa and must return to France. So she tries to get JT to marry her so she can stay.
Meanwhile, after Frank refuses to let him go and see Showgirls, Mark and his friends go the video store and discover "Naughty Nurses" in a video case of the Little Mermaid. After they get caught watching it in the Garage, Frank has a long talk with Mark.
The kids all head off to Rockfest 97, causing Carol (as usual) to worry they might misbehave. Just as she had feared they are tested. when Al's morals are put to the test when she's tempted to try marijuana.
Meanwhile, when Patti, Carol's friend from high school, finds herself being ignored by her husband, she develops a crush on Jean-Luc.
Frank and Jean Luc go camping to do a little "Male-Bonding". Frank tells Jean Luc not to tell anyone he's a contractor, beccause he doesn't want everyone asking him to fix this and that.So Jean Luc tells the couple next door there certainly not hairstylists,but there brain Surgeons.Turns out the lady is pregnant and she goes into labor just as her husband goes fishing.So Frank and Jean Luc have to deliver the baby.
Meanwhile, back at home Dana begins to question her relationship with Rich when an old friend from high school, now attending Harvard, tries to woo her away. Rich gets jealous and forbids her to see him,which only makes Dana laugh.She then accepts an invitation to go with her friend for the weekend to visit the Harvard campus.Rich shows up and things get crazy.
J.T. finally meets the girl of his dreams in Sam, the tow truck driver. They have everything in common and after some urging from brothers and sisters he asks her out. They end up going to a packers game and from then on it's love. J.T. is initally confused about his feelings for Sam until he has a conversation with Jean Luc and it all becomes clear. He in love with Sam.
Also Karen's big music break finally comes, when she is selected to appear in a video with one of Country Music's biggest (fictional) stars, Jimmy Ray Johnston. So Frank, Carol and Karen all travel to Chicago for the big shoot. But it turns out that Jimmy Ray only wants Karen to look good and not actually sing. So she quits.
JT asserts his independence by moving out of his parents' house to a not so joyful Jean-Luc's. But after some problems there he then moves into his own apartment.
Carol wants to spend more quality time with the girls by going to a karaoke bar.
When JT and Rich squander their money and can't pay the rent on their new apartment, they are evicted by their landlord -- Frank.
Meanwhile, because his daughter, Danielle, is in France and her birthday is drawing near, Jean-Luc spoils Lilly with an abundance of gifts to ease his pain over not being able to be with his daughter. In the end Carol works it out so Danielle can come stateside and see her father.
A clueless Rich gives Dana a piece of recycled jewelry for her birthday, but finds the party's over when the gift turns out be a locket -- with a picture of him and his ex-flame inside.
Meanwhile, Carol and the kids must endure the rite of passage that all men face when Frank goes through a mid-life crisis.
Frank's disappointment over the kids not cleaning up the house leads him to dream he's in the wild west, circa 1880. Here, it's up to the inebriated Sheriff Frank to clean up an rid the town of the vile, French gunslinger, Black Bart (aka Jean-Luc), who has a mind for trouble and his eyes on the sheriff's girl -- the lovely Miss Kitty (aka Carol).
Jean-Luc keeps the kids in suspense when he tells them he's cutting the hair of a popular celebrity. Fabio guest stars as himself. Meanwhile, Rich and Dana try to control, unsuccesfully, Lilly's birthday party.
When Mark's date overhears him bragging to his friends about the so-called special moment they shared, she calls his bluff in front of his schoolmates -- branding him a wimp.
Meanwhile, after being dumped by her date, Karen feels that her "imperfect" body is the culprit and takes drastic measures to improve it.
Al's in for a disappointment when she discovers that her blind date is overweight-- and carrying an even heavier chip on his shoulder.
Meanwhile, Carol's "worry meter" jumps off the scale when Dana, Rich, JT, and Sam check into a Chicago Hotel unsupervised.
Rich and Dana go to a wedding with JT and Sam. They are teased and told that someday soon, they will be married. Dana, furthermore, does not even go up to try to catch the bouquet, but it lands on her lap anyway. They each have terrible visions about what that might entail and become very scared. They agree not more weddings for a while.
When JT and Rich take on the job as sports agents to an up-and-coming college hockey player, they find themselves becoming his personal servants and dating serviceâ€”with Karen serving as the main course.
Meanwhile, the battle between the hairdressers and the contractors begins when Carol and Jean-Luc challenge an overly-macho Frank and his pal, Moose, to a game of bowling.
Frank orders the Maximum Sports Channel, and he and Rich spend so much time watching it that they ignore Carol and Dana. Jean-Luc gives the girls makeovers and helps the guys plan a romantic evening. All 4 of them enjoy the evening, and the vacant TV allows Jean-Luc to watch the sports channel, but he only gets confused.
A guy named Kyle goes on a date with Al and unsuccesfully tries to take advantage of Al; however, Kyle tells everyone differently. This makes Al get a pile of phone messages from guys which causes Karen to get jealous. They solve their differences when Karen helps Al expose Kyle as a liar.
JT, Sam, Rich, Dana, and Al go miniature golfing, and Sam wins. She, also, wins in Ping-Pong, Arcade, batting cage, and Billiards. Then Sam runs to JT's aid when he is threatened by a poolhouse bully. He begins to feel inadequate and his dream about marrying Sam turns into a strange nightmare when Sam's machismoâ€”and Rich's ribbingâ€”get the best of JT.
Meanwhile, Jean-Luc escorts a fearful Lilly to the doctor for a tetanus shot. Jean-Luc promises to be with her and hold her hand during the shot and she would get a lollipop afterwards. But Jean-Luc cut his hand and needs one, too. Jean-Luc and Lilly help each other be brave.
Sam's hours are cut at work, and she loses her roommate. She, much to JT's dismay, chooses a male co-worker, Jamie, to be her roommate. JT is hesitant to trust them which is epitomised when he knocks down their front door. JT is finally relieved when Jamie's girlfriend becomes Sam's roommate (she did not like the idea much either).
In the meantime, Jean-Luc owes $1,000 in back taxes and gets Carol to loan it to him. Carol had to take the money for her and Frank's weekend getaway to do it. She begins to get huge neck pains from the stress she had just watching Jean-Luc spend all his money on Babbette. When Carol tells Jean-Luc, he immediately comes up with a plausable solution.
Lilly sees Dana and Rich kissing, and proudly announces to Frank and Carol that Rich and Dana are going to have a baby. It becomes necessary that Lilly's parents tell her The Facts of Life. Lilly then shares her new wisdom during show and tell, which causes a conflict between Frank, Carol, and the parents of Lilly's best friend.They agree to overlook their differences for their children.
After Jean-Luc tutors Al in French, he notices JT and Rich are into horse racing and helps them win some money. But when JT and Rich want to empty their college fund, Jean-Luc is forced to teach them an invaluable lesson about gambling.
Frank buys Carol a birthday present that stresses security rather than romance. JT warns him, but he doesn't listen. Carol does not appear to be all that thrilled about it after getting jewelry and cashmere from Jean-Luc and the kids, respectively. Frank tries to make it up to her, but Carol believes the fact that he loves her and gave her the gift with that love was enough.
Dana chooses a "brain" to team up with for the recycling contest rather than Rich. Rich, in order to get her back picked a "bimbo" cheerleader as his teammate. Rich really wants to show Dana he is not a "flyweight intellectual." He proves to Dana that creativity is just as important as book smarts (and wins!!).
Mark's basketball team has made it to the championship. Frank, who is the coach, and Mark ban Carol from coming to the game. Carol takes it personally and with the help of Jean-Luc duisguises herself so she can go. She gives herself away, though, when she starts a fight with a fan who insults Mark.
JT tells Rich that he lets Dana control the relationship, so Rich and JT go to a weekend party. Karen and Al coincidentally drag Dana to the same party. Rich pays a girl to dance with him (remember Barbie) so he won't look like a loser. Dana then dances with someone to make Rich jealous. They then get in a food fight, but realize it is JT's fault so the both throw food on him.
Jean-Luc is asked to cut Hillary Clinton's hair and is so nervous he wants to decline the opportunity. He is finally able to decipher(through a conversation with Carol) that it all stems from his depression from his divorce. Frank disapproves of yet another of Al's dates. He then meets a guy just like him who he goes shopping with and sets up him up with Al. Al goes on a date with him, but afterward makes Frank agree to not interfere with her date life. She does, however, let him chase off a particularly bad date.
JT, Al, and Dana are having problems finding some privacy, when JT comes up with the idea to use Carol's new salon as a place for privacy. He, also, sells the key to some friends for the same purpose. They all want the salon at once though, so they end up just having a party.
Carol tries to set up Jean-Luc with Julie. Jean-Luc messes up the barbeque and their clothes. He even sets his pants on fire. When he changes into Frank's clothes, He and Frank have a talk and Jean-Luc realizes if he wants to find the perfect one (like Carol is for Frank), he has to try. Frank and Carol go to get some take out while Jean-Luc and Julie stay and get to know each other. The restaurant Frank and Carol go to, happens to be right next to the salon, where they find a big party.
Carol comes back from Hair Spectacular '96 with Jean-Luc, who is to become her new business partner. As they start a new business, Frank has to do all the chores. He is happy to do them, but becomes very picky about his cookies. Jean-Luc does help out JT by teaching him how to dance, but JT's date is a disaster anyway. Jean-Luc tells Karen, Al, AND Dana, on separate occasions, that he thinks they are beautiful. Also, Lilly learns to write her name, and Cody calls from his new job in Russia.